If you are a college student, recent graduate or young professional perhaps you’ve become aware that mentorship – and curating mentor relationships – has become a critical element in your career development.
Congratulations… you’ve learned that securing an internship is vitally important to your career development, and are ready to take action.
However, how to obtain an internship that’s a good fit for you may be a bit unclear.
Incorporate the “Five C’s” of an Internship Search – and bring into focus what’s most important to your career.
Is your resume like a pane of glass – where the recruiter looks right past you to see somebody, else? Or instead, does your resume reflect your skills, qualifications and employment potential – like a mirror?
Do yourself a huge favor: in just a few minutes follow these 3 steps – to update and position your resume so it more accurately reflects you…
Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked to over 100 college students about their careers. Most of them – despite a slightly better economy and for reasons we all understand – remain scared to death about their pending entrance into the workforce.
During these conversations, it became clear that the anxiety isn’t because they’re afraid to enter “the real world” …but aren’t prepared, yet, to enter the workforce. They simply lack the mindset necessary to make the leap from graduate to professional…
You may not know it yet, but while you are working hard to build a respectable personal brand – you may be doing the exact opposite. While you labor to extend your contact list and sphere of influence – you are actually limiting your potential.
All because you’re making these nine easily fixable rookie networking mistakes:
Statistically speaking, most resumes – no matter how good we think they are – suck. Within the first 6 seconds of review, at least 60% of resumes are thrown away by hiring systems or recruiters.
Changing your resume from a “1 in 500” – and being seen as just another also-ran – to the “1 in 10” that got the interview, can be accomplished with relatively little effort. Here are the steps to build a truly great resume – and their theoretical impact (from the recruiter perspective) on how a resume moves through the decision-making process: